From Mrs. Krehbiel’s Desk
Hesston Elementary families, students, and staff
Welcome back to a new school year. Our 282 students are off to a great start. We welcome our kindergarten families, new students, and previous students to the building. Also, join me in welcoming several new staff members at HES: Ms. Chelle Tedrow is our new counselor. Mrs. Kim Wallace is new to the office, as secretary. Mrs. Kari Edwards will be assisting in the 3-4 Keyboarding Class. Mr. Andrew White will be serving as a paraprofessional. And Cheryl Peachey-Stoner will be assisting Mrs. Unruh in the library. We also welcome back our crossing guards, who help keep our students safe to and from school. Thank you for all of your assistance throughout the year.
Safety is a top priority for Hesston Elementary. I have a few reminders to help make our school safe for all students. The alley to the west of the school is reserved for buses only throughout the school day. It is not to be used as a drop off or pick up point for students. Students should not be riding their bikes up the alley, as this is a bus drop off. Also, if your child has to cross Amos Street to get to the front of the school, an adult must assist them cross the street. Your help with these procedures is greatly appreciated.
The drop off and pick up line can also be a frustrating place at HES. We ask your help to keep the process moving quickly, by not leaving your vehicle unattended. If you need to exit your vehicle, please find a parking spot in the lot or on the street.
The official start time of the school day is 8:00 a.m. Please be aware, students need to be in their classrooms by the 8:00 bell. If they arrive in the classroom after 8:00, they will be marked as tardy. Please refer to the student-parent handbook for tardy policies. Thanks for ensuring your child is at school on time and off to a positive start each day.
K-2 teachers hosted the Meet the Teacher Night on August 17. Students and their families had the chance to meet their teacher, visit classrooms, and drop off school supplies. Many families took this opportunity to help their children feel comfortable with the upcoming year.
The K-4 Parent Open House was on August 27 from 6:00-7:00. Parents were invited to their child’s classrooms to hear expectations, meet the classroom teacher, and ask questions about grade level expectations. Parents were reminded of the importance of reading to your child every night, as well as practicing math facts.
The WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students) program will continue this year. Fathers and father figures are invited to sign up at the WATCH D.O.G.S table at Donuts with Dad on September 9 from 7:15-8:00 a.m. This program gives fathers and father-figures a chance to volunteer at their child’s school and make a positive impact in students’ lives. HES appreciates having the WATCH D.O.G.S. at our school and looks forward to another rewarding year.
Thank you for your continued support, as we start a new year. If you have questions related to Hesston Elementary, please don’t hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 620-327-7102. It is going to be a GREAT year!